On Monday we learned officially that Mariah Carey has been hired as the newest judge on American Idol. On Tuesday we heard from Mimi herself about her new Idol gig (and also heard rumors that she will be making $18 million for one season on the show). Today we get our first look at the just-released official promo image released by AI of new judge Mariah. As you can see below, Mimi‘s ultrafabulous Divaness is in Full. Effect. Bam.
AMERICAN IDOL: Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, has joined AMERICAN IDOL as a new judge. A five-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar with more than 200 million records sold worldwide and more No. 1 songs than any solo artist in history. Carey joins the judges’ panel when AMERICAN IDOL returns in January 2013 on FOX.
Oh yes, Mariah Carey is about to take charge, folks. Considering the Miminess of this photo, my guess is that all promo materials that feature MC must meet her strict standards … which is why this particular photo looks so unlike a regular promo photo. I’d bet any money that Mariah has a collection of photographs like this just waiting to be used in an official promo capacity at a moment’s notice. If this photo doesn’t set the tone for Mariah‘s new stint as American Idol judge, I don’t know what does. I wouldn’t at all be surprised if AI decides that Mariah‘s other two fellow judges will be giant wind machines.
[Photo credit: Mark Cant, Source]